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Sunday, 6 November 2005
Favors the Lord
Jimmy Carter has shown up on all the cable news talk shows lately to peddle his new book. I'm sure it's got something to do with how he's morally superior to the current President, but I'll never know since I wouldn't pay a dime or waste even a moment to read it.

Anyway, Carter keeps on saying the same thing about abortion ---and I'd love to hear some of his super-liberal admirers avoid contradicting him. Carter says that abortion is wrong and that Jesus Christ himself would have thought so, too ---except in the case of the mother's health or on account of rape and/or incest.

Really? Turns out that those are the very same exceptions that Carter believes in! How has Carter divined Jesus' position down to those particulars? On what theological or exegetical basis can Mr. Nobel Peace Prize honestly claim such a thing?

It is absurd.

Look: if you don't believe in abortion, don't get one. If you do believe in it, do get one. But try to avoid projecting your own list of mitigating circumstances under which an abortion is acceptable onto the Son of Man. It is literally self-serving. And although the Lord helps those who help themselves, I doubt he meant that people should presume upon his judgement to hedge their own.


Posted by Toby Petzold at 1:14 AM CST | Post Comment | View Comments (3) | Permalink

Sunday, 6 November 2005 - 6:16 AM CST

Name: Rider

Point well-taken.

Sunday, 6 November 2005 - 9:48 PM CST

Name: sluggo

Perhaps you can delve into the ethos of true Christianity
and understand that you should judge a tree by the fruit
that it bears and not by what people may say of it.

Take this principle and apply it to the world around us.

Those who make a political football of something as tragic as abortion are seldom to be found working in an orphanage or feeding and housing the poor.

Too often, we hear people talk of compassion, but they
seldom exhibit it. In fact, their lives bear an entirely different fruit or none at all.

Uncover truth by observation.

Who suffers? who helps? Who benefits (if at all) by the
present state of affairs?

Word, mofo.

Monday, 7 November 2005 - 12:07 AM CST

Name: TP

Thanks for your thoughts, Sluggo. I hope you and yours are doing well.

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